Community Angling

The Angling Promotion Officer (APO) is the principal point of liaison for the Trust with angling clubs and community groups and with a particular emphasis on encouraging new anglers and youth development.

The APO assists with and helps organise community angling events throughout the Outer Hebrides.

Angling Activities during 2014:

Gress Angling Association - Junior Open DaySir E. Scott School - Activities weekStornoway Angling Association - Junior Open Day

 Angling Activities during 2013:

Comunn na Gaidhlig angling activityStornoway Angling Association - Fly Casting Tuition EveningGalson Trust Estate - Open Angling Event

 Angling Activities during 2012:

Amhuinnsuidhe Junior Open Day - 11 year old Lewis Macdonald with a 3lb-12oz brown troutAmhuinnsuidhe Junior Open Day - 4 year old Kyla Mackenzie with a 2lb brown troutAmhuinnsuidhe Junior Open Day - 11 year old Graham Macdonald with a 2lb-12oz brown trout

 Angling Activities during 2011:

Amhuinnsuidhe Junior Open Day - 10 year old Graham Macdonald with a 4lb-4oz grilseGress Angling Association Junior Open Day -  September 13th, 2011Aird Primary School - Angling Activity

Angling Activities during 2010:

Amhuinnsuidhe Junior Open Day - 7 year old Innes Maciver with a 1lb-10oz brown troutAmhuinnsuidhe Junior Open Day - Joint heaviest trout winners - Kyle Mackinnon (L) and Innes Maciver (R)Amhuinnsuidhe Junior Open Day - 11 year old Kyle Mackinnon with a 1lb-10oz brown trout

Castlebay School Activities Week 2010 – Angling Project

During June 2010 the Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust (OHFT), with assistance from the Scottish Government and RAFTS, carried out an angling activity project with staff and pupils from Castlebay School in Barra. The project was aimed at giving pupils from Primary 1 – 7 the opportunity to try freshwater angling on a local loch for brown trout.

Over two days (June 22nd – 23rd), seventy pupils were taught how to fish with guidance from several qualified angling guides. Despite the un-seasonal weather (cold, wet and very windy), the pupils thoroughly enjoyed their first taste of freshwater angling, with several youngsters hooking and landing brown trout for the first time.

The aim of the trip was to promote angling to the younger generation, show them what is on their “doorstep”, and get them to enjoy the countryside in their local area.